You can make a real difference to your local community by volunteering.
Whether it's reading to schoolchildren, planting natives at a nature reserve, or visiting others who may be far from family and friends, you can lend a helping hand.
Volunteers offer their time and effort and often feel rewarded by seeing the impact their contributions have made.
Volunteer firefighters man the station
Volunteer firefighter Rick Geisler didn't let a desk job get in the way of helping out at his local brigade.